I had a wonderful time at the Haunted Dinner offered at the DeSoto House Hotel in Galena, Illinois on Sat. Oct. 29th. The parade down Main St. just before the dinner was full of fun and fire as the local hot air balloon enthusiasts revved up the flames on several "balloon inflators". The dining room was definitely a full house (even a table of witches) and the food (especially the chocolate cake dessert) felt satisfying at days end. Everyone was waiting to hear what “ghostly stories” the Mississippi Valley Paranormal group would bring to the table.
Kathy Gereau and Judith Norris lead the discussion with a visual presentation that included great orb photos, hotel interiors connected with experiences linked to phenomena gathered by their group of investigators and previous hotel staff and guest accounts. An especially interesting section included a voice recording of a female ghost saying “Excuse me.” as clear as day. Several members of the MVP were sitting at a table along the wall when they had and experience of the ghost – later when the dining room was being remodeled and the wall behind the table was bare to the studs a doorway was reveal – the ghost was simple wanting to go through the door she’s always used and they were in the way! Loved it. The question and answer section of the evening was interesting as well with lots of questions from the audience and a lot of sharing of personal experiences. I’ve also enjoyed excellent tarot readings over the last 10 years with both Judith and Kathy – the Two Tarot Ladies of www.GalenaBodyandSpirit.com
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- Desoto Hotel Galena